Governor Edwards addresses U.S. Supreme Court decision on sports betting on monthly talk show
Posted on 5/17/2018 12:00:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards addressed the recent US Supreme Court decision to allow sports betting outside of Nevada on his monthly talk radio show. 32 states have legislation in place to allow the activities, including Mississippi, but Louisiana shot down similar legislation this session. Edwards didn’t oppose the idea.

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Gaming Control Board Chair comments on sports betting in Louisiana
Posted on 5/16/2018 2:51:00 PM.

Dozens of states, including Mississippi, have passed legislation that will allow them to permit sports gaming in the wake of a US Supreme Court decision to allow it outside of Nevada, but Louisiana currently is not one of them. This year’s sports gaming bill was shot down in the legislature. But, Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Jones says that could change next year.

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Sports betting off the books for the foreseeable future
Posted on 4/17/2018 3:11:00 PM.

Sports betting will not be legal in Louisiana anytime soon as a push to allow parishes to vote on allowing it in casinos was shot down six to three in Senate Finance. Metairie Senator Danny Martiny, the bill’s sponsor, says if the US Supreme Court expands sports gaming nationwide, Louisiana could lose out on a lot of tourism to its neighbors.

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Sports betting bill approved by a Senate committee
Posted on 4/3/2018 12:18:00 PM.

A bill to allow sports book gaming has cleared a Senate committee. Senate Judiciary “B” passed Metairie Senator Danny Martiny’s bill, which allows sports book wagering in any facility that has gaming, including video poker. 

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